The Residential Knox-Box is a high security key safe designed for single family homes that only local emergency responders can access. With a residential Knox-Box installed, emergency responders can respond quickly, without forcing entry. They simply remove your entrance key stored inside, provide emergency assistance, and re-lock your door when they leave.
Lease / Purchase Details
The Park Forest Fire Department will lease a Knox-Box to residents for personal use. The rental fee is $30 for a 6-month period, payable in advance. Should the lease be terminated prior to the end of the 6-month period, the fee is nonrefundable. At the end of the 6-month period, pending availability, you will be given the option to renew your lease for an additional 6 months. At the end of the second 6-month period, the box must be returned to the Park Forest Fire Department. Alternatively, a residential Knox-Box can be purchased at a cost of approximately $185. Should you decide to purchase a Knox-Box unit, the Park Forest Fire Department will allow you to continue to use the leased Knox Box until the delivery of your personal unit.
For more details and information, please contact the Fire Department at 708-748-5605. You may also access a copy of the Knox-Box Rental Form.